Irish stars Niamh Algar, Aisling Bea, Denise Gough and Graham Norton are among the nominees for the British Academy Television Awards.

Algar is nominated for Leading Actress for her performance in the Channel 4 factual drama Deceit, with Gough nominated in the same category for her performance in the ITV legal drama Too Close.

Bea is shortlisted for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for Channel 4's This Way Up.

Norton has received nominations for Comedy Entertainment Programme and Comedy Entertainment Performance for The Graham Norton Show.

Channel 4 series It's A Sin leads the nominations with 11, with five in the craft categories and six in the television awards categories.

The television awards will take place in London on Sunday, 8 May. The craft winners will be honoured on Sunday, 24 April.

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